Property statistics for the second quarter (Q2 2018) released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator, indicate that banks remain positive about the home loan lending environment despite continuing negative real growth in average property prices nationally.

JSE diversified REIT, Dipula Income Fund (Dipula), today announced continued distributable income growth of 11.5% for the six months to February 2018. 

We expect reasonable growth from global markets this year but within a more volatile environment. We do, however, expect that these headwinds will eventually slow global activity, likely causing growth around the world to disappoint in late 2019 and early 2020.

Balwin, South Africa’s largest homebuilder focusing on large scale sectional-title residential estates in high-growth, high-density metropolitan nodes in South Africa’s major cities, this morning announced its financial results for the year ended 28 February 2018.

Today’s (28 March 2018) announcement of an interest rate cut of 25bps, coupled with Moody’s decision to not only leave South Africa’s credit rating unchanged at one notch above junk status, but to also upgrade the outlook from negative to stable, are positive factors which should provide welcome stimulus for the residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 15:39

Ooba welcomes Reserve Bank interest rate cut

ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, welcomes the interest rate cut of 0.25% announced by the South African Reserve Bank this afternoon.

In January 2018, the FNB House Price Index showed a slowing in year-on-year growth compared with the revised December 2017 rate.

The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 3,8% to R1 542,8 billion in 2017, up from a low of 0,7% in 2016.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 20:59

Retailers and Shopping Centres remain steadfast

Retailers and shopping centres throughout the country are reeling in from the challenging 2017 year. Despite this, retailers and shopping centres garnered support from consumers over the Festive Season.

In January 2018, the FNB House Price Index showed a slowing in year-on-year growth compared with the revised December 2017 rate. This comes after some prior months of accelerating year-on-year growth.

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